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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]


Cutback Camerons

Chancellor George Osborne has been singing and dancing all over the place in the last 48 hours, simultaneously trying to convince his banker mates that he still loves them while telling the rest of the world that they are, in fact, overpaid parasites. Poor guy probably wishes he’d taken the hedge fund job Daddy lined […]


CC, Dewey, Freshfields steer Citibank’s acquisition of EMI

Clifford Chance, Dewey & LeBoeuf and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have all taken high-profile roles on the sale of troubled music group EMI to Citibank. The group, owned by ­private equity house Terra Firma, has been sold as part of a prepack administration to the bank. Citibank now owns the entire £2.2bn share capital of EMI’s […]

Paul Hastings’ European projects chief defects to Hunton’s City base

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker’s European projects head is leaving the firm to join the City office of US outfit Hunton & Williams. Jonathan Simpson is the eighth partner to join Hunton’s international energy and infrastructure finance practice in the last year, and the fourth from Paul Hastings. Jeff Schroeder, Larry Skinner and Ellis Butler, […]


McGrigors hands second term to managing partner

Edinburgh-headquartered firm McGrigors has handed managing partner Richard Masters a second term at the helm. Masters, who joined the firm in 1987, first became managing partner at the firm three years ago (21 January 2008). During his three-year leadership the firm has branched out from its Scottish roots, buying out London litigation boutique Reid Minty […]

Jonathan Whitehead

Opinion: Bribery Act delay is not a stay on prosecuting corruption

The recent news that Downing Street has ordered a review of the Bribery Act 2010, and the announcement by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) that the act will now not come into force in April, came as a surprise to many. Commissioned on the basis of fears that the new offences could damage economic growth […]

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